Some people enjoy going to shooting ranges to blow off some steam or have been wanting to try it. You may also want to go for more important reasons such as learning how to shoot a gun so you can protect yourself. To be able to go to shooting ranges, you need to purchase a couple pieces of equipment that are necessities especially if this would be your first time going to a shooting range or even handling a gun.
The first and most important piece of equipment you would need would be a plate carrier. With that, you put on your upper torso to prevent anything from happening to your skin or any of your organs. To make sure you will not forget, have it with you next to your gun so you can remember to put it on before going out there and facing those targets. If you're not handling your gun the proper way, then it could easily backfire and you could end up in the hospital without that carrier.
The second piece of equipment you must have and is also very important are your shooting gloves. Not only do you need to protect your upper body, but you also need to protect your hands. These gloves will prevent your hands from slipping as you're holding the gun so you can aim at your target proficiently. Whether you are used to picking up guns or not some types of guns are extremely heavy and may take you a while to get used to them. Having gloves will prevent your hands from becoming red and sore so you can make a successful shot.
Whether or not you have been to shooting ranges before it is always a good idea to have an instructor by your side so they can explain the proper techniques you need to have. They will also go over some safety instructions as well and let you know how important having the gloves and carriers are. Some instructors are very specific and will demonstrate a few times on how you need to be ready to shoot.